Roach


Roach
Roach Roach, n. [OE. rroche; cf. AS. reohha, D. rog, roch, G. roche, LG. ruche, Dan. rokke ray, Sw. rocka, and E. ray a fish.] 1. (Zo["o]l.) (a) A European fresh-water fish of the Carp family ({Leuciscus rutilus}). It is silver-white, with a greenish back. (b) An American chub ({Semotilus bullaris}); the fallfish. (c) The redfin, or shiner. [1913 Webster]

2. (Naut.) A convex curve or arch cut in the edge of a sail to prevent chafing, or to secure a better fit. [1913 Webster]

{As sound as a roach} [roach perhaps being a corruption of a F. roche a rock], perfectly sound. [1913 Webster]


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  • roach — Ⅰ. roach [1] ► NOUN (pl. same) ▪ a common freshwater fish of the carp family. ORIGIN Old French roche. Ⅱ. roach [2] ► NOUN informal 1) chiefly N. Amer. a cockroach …   English terms dictionary

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